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Old 04-14-2019, 06:01 PM   #11
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Re: Ted Johnson Shovel nose Hydro build


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It's an old school set of plans, before brush less. The hull is balsa with a 1/32 covering of plywood not a lot of strength there. I'm just using three cell and a 450 drone motor because I have lots of those batteries and motors. This is actually a practice build the next one will be 1/8 scale I'll spend money then but for now I just want to get a feel for the big build.
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Re: Ted Johnson Shovel nose Hydro build

I looked up parts for the Traxxas Spartan. Because this is more of a building practice rather than a final product I felt that money could be better spent on the 1/8 scale boat. I looked though my junk collection and found a stuffing box and prop assembly that were not the same size. All that was needed was to bush the stuffing box down to fit the prop shaft. On my Smithy lathe/mill I made up some bushings and soldered them onto the stuffing box, here are some pics of the assembly.
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